Man arrives in St. Louis after retracing Buffalo Soldiers' 1,900-mile trek in 1897
Dressed as a Buffalo Soldier, Missouri State Parks interpreter Kevin Smith wears the uniform of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps outside of the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park on July 24, 2022, in St. - Jack Myer/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS

ST. LOUIS — At 3:14 p.m. Saturday, Erick Cedeño arrived on his bicycle in St. Louis to a crowd of about 50 people at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. After 1,900 miles, he wasn't sure what to say, except: "That was a tough, tough ride." Known on Instagram as @bicycle_nomad, Cedeño rode the same route — as closely as he could — that the Buffalo Soldiers took. One hundred twenty-five years ago, a ragtag yet triumphant group of Black U.S. Army soldiers, who became known as the Buffalo Soldier Bicycle Corps of the 25th Infantry, took a similar cross-country journey. The Buffalo Soldiers...